30 years have passed …

On May 26, it was the 30th anniversary of my Mum’s passing, it does not seem that long … yet sometimes it seems longer.  The year she passed away, I also gave birth to my son Justin.  My Mum never knew that I was pregnant, I did not have the heart to tell her that she was going to have a grandchild that she would never meet.

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January 26 was the 10th anniversary of my Dad’s passing.  I had to actually stop and recalculate that as it doesn’t seem that long ago.  My Dad got to be a Grandpa to both of my kids … Justin and Chantel … and to my niece, Larissa.  Justin will turn 30 in October, Chantel will turn 26 in November, and Larissa will turn 30 next January.   Wow, I shake my head because it’s so hard to believe that these kids are really that age.

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This coming June 23, it would have been my parent’s 60th wedding anniversary.  I remember celebrating their 25th anniversary the year I graduated highschool, 1981.  It was a huge surprise to them, I can still see the look on my Mum’s face when all of their friends starting arriving at the house.  Fun times … such good memories.

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It’s times like these that pictures are so precious, and it reminds me why this hobby is so important.  Sixty years ago, this happened … my parents got married, and as I look at these pictures, it reminds me of so many things.  And you know … as hard as it is, as much as it still hurts, I can look back and smile, remember, laugh, and cry … because these two people are the reason that so many things happened, and that so many more things will happen.

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Mum, Dad … I miss you and I love you both … and I will never forget all of the things that you did for me.  I talk about you lots, and yes, Mum, I have caught myself many many times saying and doing things just like you did … and I smile.  You were right about so many things, and I can admit that now.  Dad, that stubbornness that I swore I didn’t inherit from you … guess what … not only did I, but all THREE of your grandchildren inherited it as well.  In fact, I think they might just give you a run for your money on who is the most stubborn … and I know how proud that would make you.

The memories I have are priceless, and I will always cherish them.  Through my scrapbooking, I will do my very best to pass along many traditions and stories to my family and generations to come.

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This post was written by Lori on June 1, 2016

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